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1 The South Carolina Sustainable Universities Initiative and its impact on the University of South Carolina Francis A. Gadala-Maria Department of Chemical Engineering University of South Carolina 2005 Annual Spring Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Atlanta, Georgia April 12, 2005

2 History Began in Fall, 1997 with SC s 3 Research Universities: Clemson (Upstate) Medical University of SC (Coast) University of SC (Central) Added 13 additional schools in 2000

3 SC Sustainable Universities Initiative CLEMSON 15,257 students 1,032 faculty Undergraduate, graduate programs Extension offices throughout the state USC 28,445 students 1,878 faculty Undergraduate, graduate, law and medical schools Urban and rural campuses MUSC 2,321 students Approximately 500 regular faculty Primarily graduate and professional students

4 Objectives Members of the university community will understand their environmental, social and economic impact on the world Our campuses will be models for sustainable use of resources

5 Clemson University University Master Plan 2002: : Campus architecture should support the University s commitment to optimize energy usage, protect air and water resources of the general environment, and conserve materials and resources associated with the construction of buildings. The LEED system is but one example of the type of standards that the University will consider for sustainable design.

6 Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas/Michael Keeshen and Associates Clemson University LEED certification for new buildings

7 Clemson University LEED certification for new buildings Advanced Materials Science Building

8 Clemson University Hardin Hall renovation LEED EB test site historic classroom/office building renovated with small addition 39,000 sq. ft./14,100 footprint

9 College of Charleston Renovation of a 200 year old campus building Instituting environmentally friendly concepts in an existing historic structure

10 University of South Carolina West Quad residence hall, the Green Dorm $29 million, 500 bed residence hall project Constructed within standard budget and standard time frame Expecting LEED Gold rating Combines living and learning facilities

11 University of South Carolina Partial green roof Passive solar and day lighting 30% reduction in energy consumption Fuel cell Solar heating of domestic hot water Thermal storage Xeriscaping and phytoremediation of storm water

12 University of South Carolina Student/faculty involvement Engineering monitoring construction process, fuel cell installation Biology phytoremediation of storm water Others interest in using location as focus for study of rivers

13 University of South Carolina Integrates learning into daily life Building itself is a lab Learning Center Visible infrastructure Tutoring spaces Classroom space

14 University of South Carolina

15 West Quad, the Green Dorm

16 West Quad, the Green Dorm

17 West Quad, the Green Dorm

18 West Quad, the Green Dorm

19 Grass-covered tiers and Learning Center

20 Light shelves

21 Solar water heaters

22 Solar water heaters

23 Grass-covered roof

24 Fuel cell

25 Fuel cell

26 Fuel cell

27 Fuel cell PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS Attributes Performance Installation: Outdoor Electrical Connection: Grid Parallel Fuel: Natural Gas Power Output: kw e, 3 9 kw th Efficiency: 28% Electrical / 70% Overall Voltage: 120/240 60Hz Heating Loop Temp.: 65 C Emissions: NO X < 1ppm SO X < 1ppm Audible Noise: < 65 1meter

28 Cold Water In Hot Water Out Single Unit Concept CHP-Capable Capable SU1 Fuel Cell Water tank CHP Loop Pump Fuel Cell Grid Disconnect GRID POWER Inverter Plug Power heat recovery 120/240V House Panel

29 Data Availability LCD in corridor will display Current operating data Hydrogen, it s a Gas video for kids Educational material on H 2 and fuel cells Internet access to operating data

30 Fuel cell data display

31 Fuel Cell-powered switches

32 Teaching Facilities

33 Recycling Bins

34 Waterless Urinals

35 Xeriscaping

36 University of South Carolina Spreading to: Other campus facilities New School of Public Health New student health center Other aspects of sustainability Computers Laundry Electric vehicles

37 Changing the State Every request for variance is an education Study to identify barriers in state codes RFPs educate state community of architects and builders New techniques tested on campus, then spread

38 For more information S.C. Sustainable Universities Initiative West Quad, the Green Dorm Environmental Programs Manager Michael Koman at Fuel Cell Prof. Tom Davis at

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